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Herbie Kane Joins Oxford United

Midfielder joins the U's on loan from Barnsley

30 August 2021

Oxford United have competed the signing of midfielder Herbie Kane on loan from Barnsley until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old joined Barnsley from Liverpool in October 2020 and made 26 appearance for the Oakwell side in the Championship last season, although used predominantly as a substitute.

Bristol-born Herbie started his career in the Academy at Bristol City before he was snapped up by Liverpool at just 15. He made one senior start for the Reds, at Aston Villa  in the League Cup, having impressed on loan at Doncaster Rovers in the 2018/19 season where he made 49 appearances and scored seven goals.

Having also played on loan at Hull City in the Championship Herbie has made close to 100 senior appearances now despite his age and Karl Robinson welcomed him, saying

“He is a player we have monitored for a while. He was in the same Liverpool Academy sides as Cameron Brannagan and Ben Woodburn so we know what he brings to the squad and we believe he will strengthen us in a really key area of the pitch.“

Herbie told us

“I’m looking forward to it. I watched the game against Lincoln at the weekend and Oxford were really impressive. I know they like to play football, you could certainly see that on Saturday, so hopefully that suits my game. The Gaffer spoke really well about the way the whole club is building here and I can’t wait to play my part in that.”

See the full interview in iFollow.


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